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  • Assuming 1200cals/day is a healthy reduced amount for you (It's basically the minimum recommended for any adult human btw), then the initial weight you got excited about is about 80% water weight... which is fine. From here on out, expect weight loss to go much more gradually (which is good and preferred). You may be the…
  • Yep.. but be careful with the pb. I'd portion it out in a dish first, otherwise, just slathering it onto celery sticks could lead to huge portions being eaten. That's a lot of calories in a hurry.
  • Exceptionally expensive.. off the shelf price in the US is roughly $1200/month. My insurance covered it after my doctor called and got a pre-auth. With the mfgr savings card, I pay $25 per month. Many people get it out of a shop in Canada for about $600/mo. It absolutely helped me... it got me eating less, with…
  • I put it out for deer feed... then I shoot the deer and consume the lean venison. It's also good bait for squirrels... who also get shot.
  • Looks like they rescinded their woo on your post, but someone left a woo on mine. lol. OK, whatever people. lol.
  • I bet ya I could... I'm 5'9". currently 159-161lbs (after losing 80), roughly 16-17% BF, desk job, new lifter doing 3x week dumbbells only- roughly 30 mins per session. With no lifting/exercising, so my normal daily routine before I decided to build more muscle, I maintain at 1900-2100 calories per day. 2500 would put me…
  • Who the heck "woo'd" that comment?! It was accurate and helpful. Lord.. we should have a pop up when you sign in defining what the "woo" remark actually means, not woo-hoo, but woo! Like boo... = bad. Also, no specific lifts will help abs be more prevalent... losing fat in the midsection does that (having larger, stronger…
  • Here's my question... it's been almost two months since you've started, so are you lifting heavier weights now than you were when you started? This is the progressive overload talked about.. if you started with a 100lb squat and maxxed out at 5 reps doing that.. are you now able to do, say, 120, 140lbs? Did your dumbbell…
  • For sure... the only thing undesireable about spring rolls/veggie egg rolls and the like is that they are often fried in oil.. other than that, cabbage, carrots, and all that, good stuff.
  • Apple with peanut butter here.. weighed to the gram and logged, of course.
  • Sure... I've lost 77lbs doing just that.. on track to drop roughly 3 more pounds (2% of current body weight), which not only will be a total of 80lbs lost, but also all done by only tracking calories, weighing, measuring and logging my food and drink intake. As I've now reached a healthy weight, it's more about body…
  • OH! That's a great idea! I've been trying to find ways to add flavor to my black coffee- I don't like creamer... the chocolate/mocha style is a great idea, plus the protein is a bonus. Would be worth the calorie intake for that. Thanks for the tip!
  • I find this to be especially true.. go through the matched ingredients list, make sure it is what it should be, find alternatives that make more sense or are more accurate.
  • I've heard the same, depending on genetics and age, it will take up to 2 years for skin to regain some elasticity and rebound back to, or close to where it would normally be had you not gained all the weight. Everyone is different however, so our individual results may vary.
  • Relevant to both of these comments, I created a recipe from the web (Yumly) just yesterday.. Instant Pot Stroghanoff Meatballs... MFP matched the ingredients, but I almost missed it, it had garlic powder, 1tsp, 1250 calories! Um.. no, no it doesn't. More like 10 calories...lol. That would have definitely made a difference.…
  • Been thinking of getting an air fryer, the results pics look delicious. And a correction, in case anyone wants to look for the actual product, it's "Instant Pot", not "instapot". Don't want anyone to get confused or waste time looking for something by the wrong name. I have one, highly recommended.
  • Then you simply need to keep going, lose more body fat. Get to a true 10% or so and you'll have visible abs, even if just a little. Now. You should have been doing it all along, even if just one day for a single set. It's more than nothing. Abdominals are muscles too.. they can grow and increase in strength the same as any…
  • 2lbs? Honestly, you're in a weight range now that is perfectly healthy, and that 2lbs may just be irrelevant. I'd focus on strength training and the aesthetic that you want as opposed to what the actual weight number is. You may (probably will) look leaner and stronger at 112lbs but with more muscle then if you were to…
  • I started December 1st at 170.8lbs, was at a new low weight as of Dec 22-24th in the 166's. We started "Christmas festivities" on the 22nd and carried on through the 25th. I shot up to 168 on the 26th, and did not drop back to 166.x pounds until the 31st, which actually happened to read at 166.2lbs, which is a new low…
  • ^ This times a million. Too much food of too high a caloric value is too easily attainable. We went from a society/species where food was not scarce, but not dropped in our laps out of drive-through windows every 5 seconds... we were more active, ate more whole foods that were prepared at home. Not so sure any of that…
  • Yeah, it's nuts.. I'm in Michigan, so not terribly un-Midwest US myself.. I think it's priced as it is locally because of our large dairy farm industry here (you wouldn't think, but we do indeed have quite a few!). I was at Meijer just this past weekend and it was on sale for $3.29/qt for popular brands.
  • No, and with no desire nor need to either. Sorry.
  • In my area, almond milk of any sort is about $4.99 a qt, no way I'm paying nearly $20 a gallon for that stuff. I'll continue with whole cow's milk and cut my 150 calories elsewhere. lol. But that's me, obviously. If you can get it reasonably priced, and you like the flavor, by all means... the info others posted regarding…
  • Well... really though, I know plenty of people who are naturally low body fat with very visible abdominals, and they do diddly squat inside or outside of a gym. So, they're there regardless. You know what I meant anyhow... we all know what each other means. No sense in all of us getting so particular over it.
  • 99% of abs are made in the kitchen; as others have said, you need to be low enough body fat percentage for them to be visible.. and it's a major PITA to keep them visible.
  • It took years to get overweight... 2 weeks is but a drop in the bucket... a single grain of sand in the hourglass my friend. If you're doing all of that physical activity, eat at 1800-2000 cals per day, weighting and measuring with a digital food scale and log it truthfully.. give it 4-6 weeks to see progress and…
  • Personally if it were me, with my goals and current weight and weight loss progress, I'd use those three 50 minute slots to do a specific 3x a week weight training program and spend half of the time on the weekend on cardio and spend the other half taking a well deserved nap. Not joking, sleep will help a lot in repairing…
  • ^ This. When I started a 3x/week weight lifting program my "weight" went up 7-8lbs. Also, going up "a point" is not unusual. It's normal. weight can fluctuate 2-5lbs throughout the day and so can your daily average. Look at longer lengths of time to get the real trend data... you don't lose weight on such a short scale as…
  • Only way to avoid is completely is to assume room temperature. But then, at that point, you're not worrying about anything anymore. So you can't. Just factor it in when looking at the scale and calculating weight loss over time. It's perfectly normal. Some people fluctuate up to 10lbs per day, so you're doing good! I know…
  • I had severe sciatica. It was so bad that a couple times a year I'd be laid up on the couch, stuck, for about 2 weeks at a time (off work of course). Thankfully at the time my wife could take care of me. I was quite literally immobile, as any movement, even rolling over on the couch caused such severe pain I'd be screaming…
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